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Why Back in My Day [CT2020]

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posted on Aug, 18 2020 @ 08:28 PM
The Old man with his long beard stood outside the light of the camp fire. After listening to a few stories he stepped into the light. With hands in pockets he started:

"You youngsters don't know how easy you have it with your long sticks.
Why back in my day, before marshmallows,
we roasted beans on very short sticks,
like tooth picks.
Sure it hurt a lot, but ya gotta roast somethin'.
It just ain't a camp fire without roasting somethin'."

Then he pulled his hands out of his pockets for all to see.

- the end -

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posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 01:51 AM

originally posted by: pthena
Then he pulled his hands out of his pockets for all to see.

(sniff.. sniff)... Is that roasted Hands I'm smelling?

posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 09:48 AM
a reply to: JohnnyAnonymous

That picture reminds me of this guy I knew; used to pour rubbing alcohol on his hands and light it up. He could let it burn for up to 8 or 9 seconds before putting it out.

He had this Zippo lighter. Whenever he refilled it with the commercial lighter fluid he'd just light it up right away, even when some of the fluid had overflowed onto his hands.

He didn't always have the commercial fluid on hand though; sometimes gasoline, jet fuel, those sorts of substitutes. Never any major problems.

Then one day he tried Coleman fuel. I don't know what it was about that stuff, burns hecka hotter than the lighter fluid or gasoline. Just a couple of seconds; blistering almost immediate.

Once the blistering and skin lose had run its course he had all new skin on the back of his hands; not quite as smooth and even colored as before though.

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